Newspaper Clippings - 1949

 March 9, 1949 (by Hedda Hopper, Los Angeles Times) 

Robert Walker will be offered the star role in the story Norman Krasna is doing for Dore Schary if he's well enough by the time the script is finished. It's about a young law student who has to make up his mind whether he will serve the people as a public servant or hang out his law shingle. Quite a decision to make. Too often public servants who refuse to play politics, have a mighty rough time of it.


June 15, 1949 (by Hedda Hopper, Los Angeles Times)

Van Johnson has been named by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to appear with Robert Walker, Deborah Kerr, and Peter Lawford in “Please Believe Me,” which Norman Taurog will direct starting early next month. The story by Nathaniel Curtis was originally purchased with Johnson in view, but the studio subsequently announced that Walker had replaced him. Both actors, however, are now scheduled for leading roles in the photoplay, which concerns an English girl who comes to Texas to claim a ranch she has inherited. Val Lewton will produce the film as his first project under his new Metro contract.


July 9, 1949 (by Edwin Schallert, Los Angeles Times)

With Spring Byington and James Whitmore added to the cast, Metro will have “Please Believe Me” ready to start shooting about July 20. It will be Robert Walker's first film in more than a year and otherwise features Van Johnson, Deborah Kerr and Peter Lawford..


November 7, 1949 (by Edwin Schallert, Los Angeles Times)

Joan Leslie wins the role in “The Skipper Surprised His Wife,” William H. Wright's product for Metro, to be directed by Elliott Nugent with Robert Walker as the male star. This is Miss Leslie's first picture at the studio. She recently appeared in “Bed of Roses” at RKO. She tested for the part in MGM film originally scheduled for Betty Garrett (now anticipating motherhood) against various other actresses.


November 14, 1949 ( Los Angeles Times)

Screen Actor's Guild annual meeting at Hollywood Legion Stadium last night …

Directors elected at the meeting were Leon Ames, Warner Anderson, Ward Bond, Macdonald Carey, Joan Caufield, William Demarest, Stephen McNally, Agnes Moorehead, Kent Taylor, Audrey Totter, and Robert Walker, all named to three-year terms.

Richard Carlson was elected to a one-year term to fill a vacancy while Kermit Maynard and Anne Cornwall were elected as junior directors.

 Re-elected were Ronald Reagan, president; William Holden, first vice-president; George Murphy, second vice-president; Paul Harvey, third vice-president; Walter Pidgeon, recording secretary, and George Chandler, treasurer.


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